After months of waiting (and tons of teasing from the cast), February 2021 brought a pretty major announcement that Peter Parker, MJ and the gang would be hitting the big screen in Spider-Man: No Way Home. When announcing the new title, Zendaya and fellow costar Jacob Batalon poked fun at the fact that Tom can’t keep secrets about his films. While they argued over him revealing spoilers on social media, the camera panned to the film’s title, and Marvel fans everywhere rejoiced.
“It’s the most ambitious standalone superhero movie ever made,” the British actor told Variety about the third Spider-Man in February 2021. “You sit down, read the script and see what they’re trying to do, and they’re succeeding. It’s really impressive. I’ve never seen a standalone superhero movie quite like it. And I’m just, you know, again, that lucky little s–t who happens to be Spider-Man in it.”
The upcoming flick will also bring a major character back from the original Spider-Man films. Yes, say hello to Doc Ock, played by the same actor, Alfred Molina, 17 years later. “When we were shooting it, we were all under orders not to talk about it, because it was supposed to be some great big secret,” he told Variety in April 2021. “But, you know, it’s all over the internet. I actually described myself as the worst kept secret in Hollywood!”
He described the experience on set as “wonderful,” noting it was “very interesting going back after 17 years to play the same role, given that in the intervening years, I now have two chins, a wattle, crow’s feet and a slightly a slightly dodgy lower back.”
Of course, fans of the films know that Doc Ock actually died at the end of the 2004 movie Spider-Man 2, so it will be interesting to see how he returns. With a teasers like this from the stars themselves, there’s no doubt that this movie is going to be good! Scroll through our gallery for everything we know about Spider-Man: No Way Home so far — including release date, plot and full cast.
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